Good evening all --
Had a question to pose to the masses -- hopefully this is the right spot and maybe someone out there has some opinions. I was comissioned to create an online photo album -- the guy originally mentioned Flash (you know -- roll over the thumbnail and the main image changes, that sort of thing). I'm wondering a couple of things...
First of all, I feel kinda dumb for not knowing this, but does anyone know how, in Flash, to pull in an image but not have it be imbedded within Flash? Similar to the concept of an iFrame or something like that.
Second of all, does anyone happen to have an opinion on whether or not Flash is really the best development area for something like this, or if some sort of DHTML would be better (faster, more efficient, etc.)
The main goal is to create a system that pulls images from some folder where my client can continually dump new images in but he won't have to alter the photo album system... it'll always just pull everything that's in that folder.
I'm sure there's actually something out there too -- not sure if I should bum something else or create from scratch. He's definitely got a custom interface he has in mind.
Dunno -- if anyone has thoughts, I'd appreciate it!